We’re told we’ve entered the era of "post-truth" politics.
But while that might be true of the United States, there may be hope yet for Australians who believe facts matter.
Here, voters across the political spectrum are willing to stand corrected when presented with facts and may also turn off a politician who repeatedly tells furphies.
But in the US, voters may stubbornly back their candidate despite repeated “alternative facts”.
These are the findings of a team of Australian and US psychologists who are asking the question: does truth matter to voters?